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AMD Will Not Support Nvidia's CUDA Technology

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices and its ATI graphics business unit will not support Nvidia Corp.'s CUDA general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) environment. AMD/ATI believes that since CUDA (which was originally an abbreviate for compute unified device architecture) was developed by Nvidia, the latter will get unreasonable performance benefits in CUDA-powered applications, whereas performance of ATI graphics chips may be handicapped.

XHTML 2 language dumped in favor of HTML 5

From InfoWorld: Looking to focus on the budding -- and game-changing -- HTML 5 specification, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) said Thursday it plans to increase available resources for the effort by discontinuing further development of XHTML 2.

Taiwan Keeps Door to China Closed for Chip Maker UMC

From PC World: Taiwan will have to revise chip-industry regulations before United Microelectronics (UMC) can invest in China, an official said Friday.

Google App Engine misfires

From CNET News.com: Technical difficulties forced Google's Web application hosting infrastructure off the air for about four hours Thursday morning.

Articles Roundup July 2, 2009

Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX HTPC Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
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Windows 7 may get a 'Family Pack'

From CNET News.com: Microsoft appears likely to offer a "Family Pack" version of Windows 7, according to language in a leaked test version of the operating system.

This week enthusiasts started buzzing over wording in the license agreement in the test build that suggests Microsoft will have an option to buy a license for Windows 7 that covers up to three PCs in the same household.

Apple's iPhone Executes SMS Binary Code as Root, Fix Won't Come Until End of Month

From DailyTech: Recently, Apple has struggled with the security ramifications of a higher commercial profile, and seeing an increasing number of OS X malware. Now another security flaw has been found, this time in the iPhone OS. The flaw allows attackers to gain root access to the iPhone's underlying OS, allowing them to install and execute malicious programs at will.

Google finally sued by makers of Finally Fast

From CNET News.com: Google has been sued again by a company mad over the use of its trademarks as keywords, but this one comes with a twist.

Intel Accelerates Transition to 32nm Process Technology – Report

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. plans to start transition to 32nm process technology considerably earlier than originally scheduled. Apparently, the company plans to start very aggressive promotion of its code-named Clarkdale processors in the Q4 2009 by shipping them in very mass quantities about a quarter ahead of the original plan.

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